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Publisher's Summary

A young man commits all types of sins, but only his portrait shows the ravages of his life. Oscar Wilde's Faustian classic. Gothic horror at its best.

Public Domain (P)2016 Trout Lake Media

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Loved This One!

This book depicts much of what life is like today with the average narcissistic personality type. It's scary how current and ahead of his time the writer, Oscar Wilde was. I enjoyed this book and I'm certain it will be very good reading for others as well. Keep up the great work Audible!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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As awesome as the classic movie, & then some!

The old gothic movie of the same name has always been one of my favorites...a creepy dark tale that was made from the book with a strange & unique plot. Both the movie & the book are unforgetable classics, & Oscar Wilde is a genius as an author of the macabre.

BB & MM...Jade Dragon

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • TDB
  • Bethesda, MD
  • 07-12-18

Excellent recording

Superb rendition at an extraordinary price. A perfect purchase if you’ve exhausted your month’s credits.

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The Story is better than narration!

Was a bit hard to follow due to only one narrator on a book that clearly needs a cast of readers. The narrator is clear but becomes quite monotonous at some point's which make it hard to distinguish whose character is in motion at the time. But the story itself is great.

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Classic story

Although I did like the overall storyline parts were completely boring. Once, the narrator went on such a tirade about things I had no idea even related to the story. old writing can be hard to follow. The naration was okay but the main character, Dorian, was performed horribly and completely lacked luster.

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Superb in every way!

Brilliant performance of a brilliant book. I highly recommend it. I could not stop listening.

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monotone

The narration is a bit monotone, so it's easy to zone out, especially if you've already read the book previously. It's not a bad narration, though, and especially for the price.

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Human Truths

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, its a must read.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Picture of Dorian Gray?

When Dorian expresses his wish to never grow old.

What does Peter Batchelor bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Life, he was a great storyteller

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes and no. there were moments that I felt more interested in other tasks rather than listening to the story.

Any additional comments?

n/a

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slow parts but good plot

narrator was fine, lists just seemed to dron on in this format, good narrative and plot.

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Who knew you could get characters so very much

It a very well written and intriguing book. Though it is full of drivel about beauty and materialism there are some seriously blunt views on humanity, goodness, and morality which can either their be taken at face value for their frivolous and shallow points of view or in the opposite respect as an admonishment of an upper class more concerned with beauty and status than their own morality. Dorian Gray is a terrible person lol just terrible.

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  • 06-29-16

great story, lost concentration a bit

I wanted to listen to a classic and wasn't disappointed. the narrator puts on different voices for the different characters so it is easier to follow

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Dez
  • 06-01-18

Awful narration

I so wanted to listen to this book, but the narration was truly awful. I don’t like to post negative things anywhere, but I had to stop listening to this. I tried reading the book instead, but the narrator’s awful characterisation came into my head and spoiled it.

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  • Suswati
  • 04-08-17

Gruesome, grisly, gothic horror

There is no true horror than the horror humans create themselves. The Picture of Dorian Gray is a classic tale of hubris and vanity, and the sins that associate themselves with such. Oscar Wilde's maccabre style is fascinating for its time, and the idea that the painting is a representation of his Gray's own soul is intelligent. The only downside to this reading was the narrator who made hardly any differentiation between the voices, so at points made it difficult to follow the characters. His voice was also quite monotonous.

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  • Amanda Newman
  • 12-07-16

Okay

It was very exciting however there were some chapters that seemed to drag on and I got confused over who the narrator was speaking for as his tone didn't change unless it was for a girl.

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  • Dawn Barstow
  • 09-26-17

Brilliant

Absolutely loved this novel - gothic at it's best. would recommend. narrated very well :)

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  • Tamaz
  • 05-17-17

adequetly performed, great story

the reader does a decent job of reading this classic, great price for the download

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  • Me
  • 04-04-17

Brilliantly written, beautifully read

Enchanting, descriptive and thought provoking are just a few words to describe this masterpiece, would recommend to anyone interesting in the curious literature of the late 19th and early 20th century. Thank you

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  • Chino
  • 12-10-16

a bit muffled in places but love the story

The story could do with having maybe one more narrator, sometimes hard to an old man impersonate a young woman

0 of 1 people found this review helpful